Do I need a visa to Vietnam for the citizens of Russia

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Виза во Вьетнам в паспорте Visa to Vietnam

The citizens can visit Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days. If you stay more than 15 days, need a visa in advance or upon arrival (see more information on how to apply for a visa to Vietnam).

Visa stamp the Russians on the border of Vietnam to be in airports and at land border crossings. To obtain it is necessary to observe several simple conditions:

  • The citizen of the Russian Federation is not in the list of persons banned entry to Vietnam
  • The citizen of the Russian Federation must have a passport with validity not less than 6 months
  • The citizen of the Russian Federation must have a return ticket to the Republic of Belarus or in a third country
  • Since the last DEPARTURE from Vietnam was not less than 30 days (condition was put into effect 01.01.2015)

How is the number of days of stay

In 15 days of stay are included all the day of arrival and day of departure regardless of the hour of your arrival. For example, if you cross the border 1 day of the month, you will have to leave the country not later than the 15th day, i.e. at the rate you have 13 full days. When entering the stamp in the passport would bear the latest date when you must leave Vietnam, and if you pass the exit passport control after this date, it will be considered a violation.

For violation of term of stay, a penalty of $ 5 for each day of delay, but in practice it also happens that for exceeding the border guards might not pay attention, or Vice versa will have to extort a bribe of a few tens of dollars. Anyway, better this time not to break. To extend visa-free stay in any legitimate way, unfortunately, impossible.

Important! Some sites online still you can find the information that for the extension of visa or visa-free stay of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus can travel from Vietnam to a neighbouring country and returning back to stamp for 15 days visa-free stay. This information is not true. Starting in 2015, to enter Vietnam without a visa is possible not earlier than 30 days after the last departure.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 7 December, 2019

Honestly never heard, to put such a stamp, but to say unequivocally that you will not put also can not. Try to Google or write the question to the consular section by email, there may give accurate information. ...
admin December 8, 2019

Yes, and as it flew it. Under the new rules it is now possible to fly to Phu Quoc island through one of the international airports if you have a return ticket to another country, and the transplant occurs within one day without an overnight stay in the city. It is a special procedure at the airport where you is a representative of airlines between the two terminals, international and domestic, or Vice versa. Theoretically, this rule should work for the departure, if you have a short dock without going into the city. It is best to check with the airline that has a ticket with a stopover in Ho Chi Minh city before buying them. ...
Hope 1301 22 December, 2019
Good day! Happened force majeure and we will not get a visa to Vietnam and fly for 30 days, the departure is already tomorrow, as it may prolong a visa-free entry when you are there? ...
admin 22 December, 2019

After tightening re-entry without a visa as far as I know it's impossible. But usually visa to Vietnam in advance nobody draws, just makes no sense. It is much easier to obtain them on arrival, and for the Russians it's free, you only need specific support issue. You have enough time, to issue specific support in the urgent order it takes just a couple of hours. In an extreme case, if prior to departure it will not get you will receive on arrival at the airport, and there already find a way to print. ...
Shtender 5 January, 2020
Good day!
Did a single-entry visa Vietnam (not the citizens of the Russian Federation) , flew on 18 December in Bali and now again want to go back to Ho Chi Minh city. (never thought I will want to come again, or they'd have multivisa)
To fly from Bali will be on 30ый day on 16 January, and that means that we are coming to Vietnam on 30ый day. How to be? Is it possible again to apply for a visa? ...
admin 5 January, 2020

As far as I know, no limits for a repeat visa, there is only to re-visit without a visa. Letter apply for and receive on arrival a new visa. ...
Uriii 24 January, 2020
Good day!
Fly to Bali with a stopover in Vietnam. 3 Feb fly from Ho Chi Minh city to Indonesia and back to Ho Chi Minh city arriving on 1 March. In this case, we will need a visa for the trip? ...
admin 24 January, 2020

Hello! If you will be leaving from the international area of the airport both times, before need. Can first time without a visa to leave and on the way back you will need to obtain a visa on arrival. Well, or look at the situation, and immediately on the way there to get a multiple entry visa on arrival, and back to back. For Russians it's free, you only need the visa support in advance. ...
the beautiful Helen 27 January, 2020
Good day! Going on package tour to Vietnam . On 11 nights. Arrival in Cam Ranh. The problem is That the passport is valid less than 6 months. Assured that with the invitation and visa on arrival will not have problems with passport control. Is it really so? They say it is normal practice. Thank you. ...
admin 27 January, 2020

Hello Elena! Says who, a consultant in the travel Agency? They can get written confirmation given to the obligation to return the cost of the tour, if you will not be allowed? I sure didn't.
The problem is that this practice can happen by oversight or ignorance of the guards, but in theory valid for 6 months. This means that you have a chance, that you will not be put aboard at the airport of departure, or plucked on the principle of border guard. If you have a Charter flight, chances are rising, there is probably not much looking at, but if regular flights a/to purchase a tour operator of block places, then the odds not to fly.
Personally, my advice is to apply for a new passport, still do need to be. And if will change, and already bought a tour, don't forget to transfer the new document to the operator. ...